Volcano Eruption – Europe – Italy

EDIS Number: VE-20120318-34560-ITA
Date / time: 18/03/2012 17:47:44 [UTC]
Event: Volcano Eruption
Area: Europe
Country: Italy
State/County: Sicily
Location: [Mount Etna Volcano]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Italy's Mount Etna manifested a new spate of activity, spewing a column of black smoke and ash 6-7 km up into the sky. This is the fourth activity phase for Etna since the start of the year. The volcano was active via its new south-east crater. At present the aiport in nearby Italian city of Catania is operative, but if needed flights will be cancelled, reports ANSA.

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